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This review is from: Billy, Me & You: A Memoir of Grief and Recovery (Paperback)
I cried deeply upon experiencing Nicola Streetons memoir - it is much more than a mere work of literature, or illustrated biography. As a parent suffering the loss of a teenage son 16 years ago, the raw emotions of my own still ongoing jouney were revisited profoundly and keenly as if yesterday but softened by the knowlege of shared experience. Savage wounds to the heart and soul slowly heal around the edges but scar tissue always remains. The book gives valuable insight to relatives, friends, acquaintances and even strangers about the maelstrom of emotions resulting from tragic death of loved ones. Nicola acutely observes the often fraught encounters with others, the misunderstandings from both parties and the fear and embarassment of people who are unable to express themselves when face to face with the bereaved. Written with pathos and a distinctive offbeat humour this should be compulsory reading for all.
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Initial post: 6 Feb 2012 16:43:03 GMT
S. Robinson says:
I want to buy this for my friend who's baby died 4 years ago when he was two days old. I'm not sure whether it will still be raw for her - taking into account that she has a very wicked sense of humour who still has her down days. The 4 year anniversary is in two weeks. I normally send her an uplifting witty card that she knows marks the occasion. Appropriate gift or not? Please advise? Thank you.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Feb 2012 18:04:19 GMT
I think it would be a memorable and meaningful gift especially given personallywith love and consideration.
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